Greetings from Edinburgh, Scotland. My name is Neil and I produce a fortnightly podcast called Well Made Music. Well Made Music features ambient, electronica, lounge, experimental and contemporary classical music from around the world.
Why call it Well Made Music? The Futurists (that’s the early 20th century Italian art movement, not the 1980s new romantic UK music movement) wanted to “destroy the prejudice for well-made music”. Notions of harmony in music were to be replaced by expressions of power, force and mechanics. Don’t get me wrong, I admire the work of the Futurists; but I also admire ‘well-made’ music and I’m not ready to see it destroyed just yet. That’s why the podcast is called Well Made Music. Oddly, I feel the Futurists may have approved of the type of ‘well-made’ music featured in the podcast. I do, after all, feature music made using machines.
I am not a musician, my creative area is visual, not aural. However, if I did make music it would probably sound similar to the artists featured on Well Made Music, only not so good.
I play the music because I’m a fan, my small efforts in getting the music out to you is my way of getting involved in and contributing towards the music I enjoy.
I hope you will enjoy listening to Well Made Music.